New ID theft targets kids Social Security Numbers
POSTED: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 5:41pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 8:26am
El Paso--Hundreds of online businesses are using computers to find social security numbers - usually those assigned to children who don't use them - then selling those numbers under another name to help people establish phony credit.
We spoke with FBI officials who say this type of fraud will be difficult to stop because of its targets.
They recommend parents check with the Credit Bureaus to see if there is a credit file associated with your child's Social Security Number.